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  • Tomb Owner
    Senedjemib Mehi (G 2378)
  • Attested
    Fefi (in G 2378)
    Hemakhet (in G 2370 and G 2378)
    Henti (north of G 2378)
    Khentkaus (in G 2378)
    Khentkaus (in G 2378)
    Khnumshepses (in G 2378)
    Khufuankh (in G 2378)
    Mehi (in G 2378)
    Ptahshepses (in G 2378)
    Qar (in G 2378)
    Senedjemib (G 2384 (?))
    Senedjemib (in G 2378)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Lepsius No
    Lepsius 26
    L.26
    LG 26
  • PorterMoss Date
    Unis
  • Baer Date
    Dynasty 5: Unis
  • Baud Date
    Djedkare - Unis
  • Brovarski Date
    NULL
  • Harpur Date
    Unis
  • Jacquet-Gordon Date
    Unis
  • Kanawati Date
    Late Unis
  • Strudwick Date
    MId Unis
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 2378 A; G 2378 B; G 2378 Serdab; G 2378 Chapel

Finds 51

Excavation Diary Pages 30

Maps & Plans 22

Drawings 38

Published Documents 15

Unpublished Documents 76

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. The Senedjemib Complex, Part 1: The Mastabas of Senedjemib Inti (G 2370), Khnumenti (G 2374), and Senedjemib Mehi (G 2378). Giza Mastabas 7. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 2003, passim.

    Brovarski, Edward. “The Senedjemib Complex at Giza: Report on the February-March 1999 Field Season of the Giza Mastabas Project.” Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte 76 (2001), pp. 65-69, pl. Ia.

    Brovarski, Edward. "A Triad for Pehenptah." Warsaw Egyptological Studies I. Essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Jadwiga Lipinska. Warsaw: National Museum "Pro-Egipt," 1997, p. 271, note 43.

    Brovarski, Edward. "The Senedjemib Complex at Giza: An Interim Report." L'Égyptologie en 1979. Axes prioritaires de recherches, tome II. Colloques Internationaux du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique No. 595. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1982, pp. 115, 120, note 33.

    Callender, Vivienne Gae. "The Iconography of the Princess in the Old Kingdom." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, p. 121, fig. 1.

    Chauvet, Violaine. “Decoration and Architecture: The Definition of Private Tomb Environment.” Servant of Mut. Studies on Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente. Leiden: Brill, 2008, pp. 46, 47, notes 22, 36.

    Delvaux, Luc and Eugène Warmenbol. "Trois Seshemnefer et Trente-Six Domaines." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 84 (1998), p. 66.

    Jacquet-Gordon, Domaines funéraires, 298-300, figs. 84-5

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 3. Die Mastabas der vorgeschrittenen V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1938, p. 44 [34].

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G135.

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler Text 1, 51-4, Denkmaeler 1, figs. 23, vol. 2, 73-75, vol. 3, 289.

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler Ergaenzungsband, figs. 11-16.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Excavating the Old Kingdom. The Giza Necropolis and Other Mastaba Fields." In Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, p. 149.

    Mariette, Auguste. Les mastabas de l'ancien empire. Paris: F. Vieweg, 1889, pp. 498-9, 500-504.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, pp. 87-89.

    Reisner, George A. "A Family of Builders of the Sixth Dynasty, about 2600 B.C." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 11, No. 66 (November 1913), pp. 53-66.

    Reisner, George A. "Note on Overbuilding and Intrusive Burials at Gizah." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 23 (1937), p. 260.

    Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, pp. 152, 266-267, fig. 164.

    Roth, Ann Macy. "Little Women: Gender and Hierarchic Proportion in Old Kingdom Mastaba Chapels." In Miroslav Bárta, ed. The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology. Proceedings of the Conference held in Prague, May 31-June 4, 2004. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, 2006, pp. 286-287, table 2.

    Sethe, Kurt. Urkunden des Alten Reichs. Erster Band. Urkunden des Ägyptischen Altertums Abteilung 1, Hft. 1-4. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1903-1933, pp. 67-68 [43, 44].

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), pp. 55-56.

    Woods, Alexandra. "Contribution to a Controversy: A Date For the Tomb of kA(=j)-m-anx at Giza." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 95 (2009), pp. 168, 170, note 64.

Photos 125

People 15

Ancient People

  • Fefi (in G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378), antechamber (= room II, east wall, squatting before scales with arm raised), identified as [jmj-r...] overseer of...; in situ in G 2378.
  • Hemakhet (in G 2370 and G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370), portico (west wall, north panel, spear fishing scene, standing behind Inti) and offering room (= room IV, south wall, bottom register, holding large bird), identified in both places as [sAb sS sHD Hmw-kA] juridicial scribe, inspector of ka-priests; in situ in G 2370. Also appears three times in chapel relief in tomb of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378), son of Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370), portico (north wall, east panel, spear fishing scene, standing behind Mehi), identified as [jmj-r sSw] overseer of scribes; antechamber (= room II), north wall (bottom register, first on left in row of offering bearers), identified as [sAb sS] juridicial scribe, and south wall (east of entrance, fifth register, holding papyrus scroll), identified as [sAb jmj-r sSw] judge, overseer of scribes; displaced block and relief in situ in G 2378.
  • Henti (north of G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Incomplete fragmentary false door (37-4-11) inscribed for Henti; found in pieces north of G 2378.
  • Khentkaus (in G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=s] her daughter) of Khentkaus, wife of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378). Appears in chapel relief, antechamber (= room II, north wall, standing behind her mother); in situ in G 2378.
  • Khentkaus (in G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378). Appears in chapel relief, portico (north wall, east and west panels, spear fishing scenes, kneeling at feet of her husband), and antechamber (= room II: south wall, east of entrance, kneeling at feet of seated figure of her husband; north wall, standing behind her husband), identified in antechamber scenes as [sAt nswt n Xt=f Hm-nTr HwtHr] king's daughter of his body, priestess of Hathor; in situ in G 2378.
  • Khnumshepses (in G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378), antechamber (= room II, west wall, fifth register, second figure from right, holding two lengths of cloth), identified as [sAb...] judge...; in situ in G 2378.
  • Khufuankh (in G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378), antechamber (= room II, west wall, bottom register, last figure on right, depicted as butcher's assistant); in situ in G 2378.
  • Mehi (in G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378). Appears in chapel relief, antechamber (= room II, north wall, standing between his father and mother); in situ in G 2378.
  • Ptahshepses (in G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378), antechamber (= room II, south wall, east of entrance, bottom register, first on left, bowing to Mehi and Khentkaus), identified as [smsw pr] elder of the house; in situ in G 2378.
  • Qar (in G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378), antechamber (= room II, north wall, bottom register, sixth from left, carrying yoke), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; in situ in G 2378.
  • Senedjemib (G 2384 (?))

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 2384 (based on block of relief possibly from facade of G 2384). Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378). Appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father, portico (west wall, east and west panels, spear fishing scenes, name only preserved on relief of west panel), entrance of antechamber (= room II, east and west door jambs, standing facing his father), antechamber (= room II: south wall, west of entrance, standing in front of his father; north wall, head turned facing his parents), identified on antechamber door jambs and scenes as [Xrj-tp nswt mDH qd nswt m prwj] royal chamberlain, royal architect in the two houses; in situ in G 2378. May also appear in offering room (= room III, north wall, bottom register, offering to his father); in situ in G 2378.
  • Senedjemib (in G 2378)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378), antechamber (= room II, north wall, bottom register, fourth from left), identified as [Xrj-tp Snwt] administrator of the granary; in situ in G 2378.
  • Senedjemib Mehi (G 2378)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 2378. Senedjemib, [rn=f nfr] his good name Mehi. Son of Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370). Portico architrave inscribed for Senedjemib Mehi, identified as [jrj-pat HAtj-a mAa jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt Hrj-sStA n wDt-mdw nbt nt nswt jmj-jb n nswt m st=f nbt jmAxw xr nswt-bjtj Wnjs] hereditary prince, true count, overseer of all royal works, secretary of every royal decree, he who is in the heart of the king in all his places, revered before the King of Upper and Lower Egypt Unis; offering room false door inscribed for Senedjemib Mehi, identified as [smr watj tAjtj sAb TAtj jmj-r sSw a nswt jmj-r Xkr nswt nb Xrj-tp nswt mDH qd nswt m prwj jmj-r Snwtj jmj-r prwj-aHAw jmj-r wabtj jmj-r prwj nbw jmj-r sSr nswt jmAxw xr Jssj] sole companion, chief justice and vizier, overseer of royal document scribes, overseer of all royal regalia, royal chamberlain, royal architect in the two houses, overseer of the two granaries, overseer of the two armories, overseer of the two wabets, overseer of the two houses of gold, overseer of royal linen, revered before Isesi; also appears in chapel relief (thoughout chapel), identified as [jwn-knmt] iun-kenmut priest; false door and relief in situ in G 2378, portico reconstructed. Also appears in chapel relief (including portico west wall, door jambs, and offering room) in tomb of his father Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370), identified as [HAtj-a mAa jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt] true count, overseer of all royal works; in situ in G 2370.

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.